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Ivan G asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

What does the expression, buy the brooklyn bridge mean>?

What does the expression, buy the brooklyn bridge mean>?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Brooklyn Bridge has never been for sale, but has reputedly been sold to many unsuspecting dupes. To buy the Brooklyn Bridge means to fall for "a line", or to "get taken". The expression is usually used as: "If you believe that, then have I got a bridge for you (or "I have a bridge to sell you")."

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  • 3 years ago

    Brooklyn Bridge For Sale

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  • 1 decade ago

    Means you will believe anything very gullible goes along with a saying like if you belive that then I have a bridge to sell you.

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  • 5 years ago

    Con man used to sell the bridge all of the time.

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  • It means you are gullible. The Brooklyn Bridge was actually payed for by New York through illegal taxes or sumthing like that. And I guess the people were so gullible when they thought their money was going elsewhere that that's where the expression came from.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Being so gullible as to fall for something so blatantly untrue.

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